Topic: People & Communities

Publication: ABC Splash

Creating well-rounded students

By Kylie Williams Why stream students into Arts or Science, when they can excel at both? Science communicator Kylie Williams explains why bridging that gap is so important. It’s OK to combine your passion with your abilities. I wish someone had told me that back in high school. Too often, students are pigeonholed by well-meaning adults... Read more »

Publication: Mines Canada

Mining for Music

Two seemingly unrelated events kicked off in Canada this Monday: Canadian Music Week and National Mining Week. On the surface, they look to be reaching out to quite different audiences, but if we dig deeper, we see that one cannot exist without the other. Sitting in the sun at an outdoor jazz concert this summer,... Read more »

Publication: Mines Canada

From black to green and everything in between: cliff-side museum explores how natural resources have shaped Canada’s culture

Take a virtual tour of the museum at the UNESCO-listed Joggins fossil cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia to celebrate International Museum Day 2018 Perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Fundy sits one of the greenest buildings in Nova Scotia. When the Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre was completed in 2008, it... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

1984-2018: The Evolution Of AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup

In January 2018, AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup conference will celebrate its 35th year. The idea for the Roundup conference was born on a ferry in 1982 during a conversation between Jack Patterson, Managing Director of what was then the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, Bob Cathro, the sitting President, and Nick Carter, soon to be... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

AME Members Make Good Neighbours

How New Gold’s Fire and Mine Rescue team helped neighboring communities during the 2017 wildfires. When disaster strikes, the most immediate help will come from those around you – your neighbours. Connecting and building relationships with them today will mean a better response and faster recovery. – PreparedBC  In mineral exploration, the term ‘communities’ is often... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Talking Safety With 2018 David Barr Award Winner Janice Fingler

Accepting the David Barr Award at the AME Roundup 2018 awards gala in January, project leadership coach Janice Fingler said, “Small gestures from leaders are like ripples that quickly become waves that influence the actions of others.” Her words were directed toward Diane Nicolson as retiring AME board chair, but Fingler’s own approach of taking... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Q&A: 2018 Gold Pan Winner Royanna Wild On Outreach

2018 Gold Pan winner Royanna Wild encourages AME members to find a good fit and volunteer where you can In just over a decade, geologist, draftsperson and volunteer, Royanna Wild, has connected with thousands of people as an ambassador for our industry. Her outreach efforts and “exceptional meritorious service” was recognised in January 2018 when... Read more »